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Mark Danielewski | The Fifty Year Sword (Pantheon)

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Written by Brent Mueller Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:36

In terms of writing, The Fifty Year Sword is a story that almost begs to be read aloud.

 

 

Marc Eliot | Michael Douglas: A Biography (Crown Archetype)

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Written by Andrea Braun Friday, 12 October 2012 15:31

douglas bioThe “love stories” found here between successful fathers and sons who feel inferior to them are a psychologist’s dream.

   

Lauren Fox | Friends Like Us (Knopf)

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Written by Andrea Braun Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:37

friendslikeusSometimes she purposely does the wrong thing. She is, in short, human.

 

Dylan Jones |The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music from Adele to Ziggy, The Real A to Z of Rock and Pop (Picador)

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Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:31

biodictionaryWhat I found to be the most difficult was actually continuing to read with the same fervor as I turned the pages.

   

SLIBA Best-Sellers | 07.29.12

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Written by SLIBA Friday, 03 August 2012 13:59

sliba 1984The St. Louis Independent Bookstore Best-seller List for the week ending July 29, 2012

 

Peter Rosch | My Dead Friend Sarah (CreateSpace)

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Written by Andrea Braun Tuesday, 31 July 2012 20:28

It is giving nothing away to say that Sarah dies, considering the title says so, but when and how it happens and “whodunit” is the business of the book.

   

Mark Salisbury | Prometheus: The Art of the Film (Titan Books)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Monday, 09 July 2012 18:36

One of the most common themes a reader will walk away with is that Ridley Scott is a man who has a specific vision and is not easily pleased with “close enough.”

 

Paul Scanlon and Michael Gross | The Book of Alien; Lee Brimmicombe-Wood | Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual (Titan Books)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 15 June 2012 12:15

To put it another way, they're both nerds' delight, but for different sets of nerds.

   

The Cabin in the Woods | Companion & Novelization (Titan Books)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 16 May 2012 21:10

cabin sqPossibly the most interesting fact of the discussion is that the script Goddard and Whedon wrote is, by their account, almost exactly what ended up being filmed and included in the final film, a fact that is shocking to say the least.

 

Various Authors | Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars (Vintage Books)

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Written by Jenn Metzler Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:25

caretomakeloveConsidering the seemingly stellar lineup of writers, musicians, and comics, Care to Make Love is an enormous disappointment. Louis C.K. comes across as a petulant child, but at least the editors had the foresight to warn the reader that “Mr. C.K.” was “having a bad day.”

   

Debby Herbenick & Vanessa Schick | Read My Lips (Rowman & Littlefield)

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Written by Ashley White Monday, 26 March 2012 21:07

read-my-lipsRead My Lips is the go-to book for all things lady parts.

 

Tom Feiling | Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World (Pegasus Books)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Monday, 27 February 2012 13:47

From big time drug lords to government insiders, Feiling paints a detailed and solid picture of the U.S. government and its historical, interdependent relationship with cocaine.

 

   

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